Your fire department has had an uncharacteristically quiet month with only six calls:
On October 22 at 5:23 p.m. eleven members were sent to Lacombe's area to assist the LFD while they were occupied with another call. An alarm was sounding in a residence on the east side of Gull Lake, just west of Lincoln Road. Dust in the attached garage had apparently triggered the alarm but a thorough investigation was conducted and revealed no heat, smoke or flame so a false alarm was declared.
At 4:59 p.m. on October 24 a call was received of an outside fire on Highway 12A near RR 1-1 just east of Bentley. A passerby had noticed 2 small fires in the ditch and called 911. Firefighters extinguished the flames and soaked the surrounding areas to prevent any re-kindles.
In the evening on October 27 crews were sent to another outside fire called in by a passerby. This turned out to be a monitored controlled burn with a permit in place.
On November 7 at 8:08 p.m. nine members responded to a call for Mutual Aid to Lacombe for another alarms incident. Crews were stood down once it was determined to be a false alarm.
Midafternoon on November 10 another Mutual Aid call was received, this time to assist Eckville Fire Department with a structure fire in their area. The reported kitchen fire was eventually extinguished by the homeowner and Bentley crews were stood down while Eckville continued on to investigate.
And on November 14 during the lunch hour six members were sent to Lacombe's area once again to help with a vehicle fire on Highway #2 just north of the Highway #12 inter- section. The driver of the 1-ton, freight-carrying truck noticed smoke from his vehicle, pulled over and got out before calling 911. Bentley crews were stood down once Lacombe had the situation under control.
We would like to thank all of the parents and kids who came by Bentley's fire hall on Halloween. We had a great time making the hall a little spooky, passing out lots of candy and checking out all your fantastic costumes! It was so well attended and we look forward to doing it again next year!